In the City of New Orleans: Where Is Dawn Now?
August has been quiet for me so far. But profound and transformative. Plans were once again changed with an unexpected journey to New Orleans. What's new, 2020??? 😆
Is it the same with you? Are you finding things keep changing and you do, too? Wondering what's going on? Before I get on to the Big Easy and my free-spirited adventures there, I wanted to let you know this...
NEW! 🧡 I've added a free resources blog to the site!
This is where I'll share insights I receive as I am on the way. Discover what I see unfolding right now in our world with the first two resources I've added. Click the image below for links to free resources. Find these anytime under the About tab from the main menu.
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Listening to Life — Sing It With Me, Loud and Proud
Good morning America how are you?
Don't you know me I'm your native son
I'm the train they call The City of New Orleans
I'll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done
Listen to Arlo Guthrie sing it here! *
Lyric © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
On the Way: Images from Everyday Moments of Grace in NOLA
Here are some of my reflections on the way, this time from the city of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and a place that sings it own song with gusto and unmistakable grace notes. NOLA (New Orleans, La. or Louisiana) is a one-of-a-kind Heart of America experience.
Though unexpected and I can't say I've done too much in terms of all the usual things one might do in New Orleans, I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here. I'm finding a reconnection to my soul's story and all things that matter most right now.
My cat friend is happy I could hang with her here, and the slowdown has been good. I'm lucky to be able to travel and explore my world. Seeing and experiencing new places and really feeling into the soul of place has worked for me through dogsitting and housesitting for 5 years now.
Sunset and a Golden Glow in the City of New Orleans
The photo below was taken from looking across the Mississippi River from Algiers Point toward the French Quarter at sunset. It captures the soul of place and the spirit of New Orleans as I am experiencing it right now.
Golden moments like this one make everything feel alright.
Hello, New Orleans: Big, Easy, Beautiful Reflection of Our World
On evening walks here, I find so many gifts in the ordinary moments. This blue globe topped with the fleur-d-lis makes my heart smile every day. I know you're supposed to say "N'awlins" but this connects me to France and how I love to call it New Orléans in honor of Joan of Arc.
Why I do not know. Just feels right to me, so I go with it.
This brief moment spoke to me of purity and protection, even and perhaps particularly in times when things are fuzzy and uncertain and our direction unclear. We are held in an infinite sphere of grace, ever expanding to meet us in our time of need. I've added a few New Orleans photos, including the one above, to the Soul of Place collection.
Quick Tip for finding things on the new site: You can always use the COLLECTIONS tab to find a particular series. Or find the search button on the home page and search for a keyword such as fleur-de-lis.
Things I Am Loving This Month:
⚜️ afternoon thunderstorms
⚜️ interesting architecture
⚜️ the soul of place so infused in the culture here
⚜️ the feeling of community as people sit out on their porches each evening
What are you reflecting on these days? How have the changes swept in with 2020 led you back to you?
Let me know how it's going for you, wherever in the world you may be. And remember, it truly is a wonderful world! 💛